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aisling
Friday, August 3, 2012, 6:35pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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My SWAMI recommends I take a sauna two times a week with a Far-Infared Sauna.  What is that, and where would one go to do this?
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So I found some info about this online, even found one fairly close to us that has a good rate on time for their sauna.  Anyone on here have experience with this?  Like/dislike?   helpful or not?
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I don't have any experience, only say I have a friend that has one, it's mostly for her son. She loves it.


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I don't have any experience, only say I have a friend that has one, it's mostly for her son. She loves it.


May I ask why mainly for her son?  Does he have health issues?  I'm not asking to pry, only to determine if maybe might benefit my other family members.  Thank you!
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check out these threads...subject has come up many times on this forum.

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1325819549/

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1309981690/

Just to update my experience with my sauna since the last thread when I posted the info about the sauna I bought from Amazon...I hate it....Dr. D recommends it to patients in his practice for detoxing but in reality, I can't stand sitting inside that thing.  It's uncomfortable for me to sit up straight on a tiny uncomfortable seat for 30 minutes. I get out and feel like I"m going to pass out....It's inexpensive compared to a real sauna...
and having never tried an infared sauna before, I didn't mind investing less than $200 just to be able to
try something affordable.

Mine obviously will allow a person to sweat....It takes up a whole bathroom because I'm really not going to fold it up between uses...and it's rather cheaply made although it's held up for the past 7 months..I'd rather have something of better quality...something I can push up against
the wall when not in use...and not have to dedicate a bathroom to a cumbersome structure....I have spoken to a distributor from Sunlighten and am impressed with the portable unit they  sell.  I haven't gone to see it or try it out yet...but....

I'm considering investing in something that is comfortable to use..  Yes, it's ridiculously expensive...but you can lie on the floor and not have to sit straight up sweating..

http://www.sunlighten.com/inde.....red-solo-system.html

Here's the one I like
http://www.sunlighten.com/infrared-solo-system.html

Basically far infared saunas are for detoxing...


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May I ask why mainly for her son?  Does he have health issues?  I'm not asking to pry, only to determine if maybe might benefit my other family members.  Thank you!


Yes, he has a birth defect. Is in a wheelchair.  He has had several operations to straighten his back, so I know his bones are involved, but I know there is more to it than that.  Sorry I just don't know his exact medical problem.
He is now about 17.  


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Hmm-- Dr. D told me and my hubby just get heated up.

So we said-- Lowes and/or Home depot sells one-- for our needs this will be Ok.  

You can get Sunlighten they are expensive but they do have sales.



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I used one last year for a couple of months, while staying out of town.  When I got home I found one at a facility just down the street.  I was using them 3-5 x a week.  I finally got one of my own in April.  I love it, and feel it has been very beneficial for detox.  I started with about 20 min. And now it's usually close to an hour.  I sit and read while in there.  I bought one for my daughter too ( she's also a Gatherer) and she says she sits for awhile and then dances.
Anyway, I really enjoy mine and feel it was a good investment.



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I used one last year for a couple of months, while staying out of town.  When I got home I found one at a facility just down the street.  I was using them 3-5 x a week.  I finally got one of my own in April.  I love it, and feel it has been very beneficial for detox.  I started with about 20 min. And now it's usually close to an hour.  I sit and read while in there.  I bought one for my daughter too ( she's also a Gatherer) and she says she sits for awhile and then dances.
Anyway, I really enjoy mine and feel it was a good investment.


Which sauna do you have?



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Hi Chloe, I have a Pro Health far-infrared sauna.  It's the 2 person Royal Deluxe model.  They are based out of Calgary Alberta, Canada.

Their webpage is http://www.prohealthsauna.com

It was expensive, compared to some, but after reading through their very informative web site, and having a friend who got one prior to me, I decided to go for it.  The one I bought for my daughter wasn't from the same place.  It was cheaper, but she was used to that particular model as it was the same as her girlfriends that she had been using and was happy enough with it.



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Hi Chloe, I have a Pro Health far-infrared sauna.  It's the 2 person Royal Deluxe model.  They are based out of Calgary Alberta, Canada.

Their webpage is http://www.prohealthsauna.com

It was expensive, compared to some, but after reading through their very informative web site, and having a friend who got one prior to me, I decided to go for it.  The one I bought for my daughter wasn't from the same place.  It was cheaper, but she was used to that particular model as it was the same as her girlfriends that she had been using and was happy enough with it.


It's similar to the products available in the US.  Thanks for sharing this webpage   This is
a very interesting article about FIR saunas which I've read before because I subscribe to Dr. Sherry Roger's newsletter for years...but for all who don't know very much about FIRs, this is a good
read and clearly describes the benefits. (cut and pasted from your link)

http://www.prohealthsauna.com/u-sherryrogers1.html

I have one question.....for anyone who can answer.

What temperature do you set your sauna on? how long is your session? and how many times
a week do you use it?

Anyone who would like share their "before and after" experiences, it would be great to hear
how it helped you.



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Me again Chloe.  From what I read it seems the best temp. Is around 50-52 celsius.  But if you set the temp at that then it cycles in and out of that, so what was recommended to me was to set it in the 60's and then just crack the door the amount to keep it in the right temp range.  That way you have a constant ideal range.

I try to go in it about  four times a week.  I set the timer for 60 minutes, but allow 10 minutes for it to warm up.  I like to go in at about 40 degrees and warm up to it.
I'm in the sauna right now typing this.  I like to go in first thing in the morning.  Took my Trehalose complex and ARA6 in lime juice and here I am.

As to benefits, I know it has really helped, me, but I can't really pinpoint anything specific.  I sure feel good the rest of the day after having been in it.  My daughter likes doing it at night before bed.  Makes her relax from the stress of the day and sleep well.  My main interest in purchasing it was for detox and I had read that it was good for weight loss too, so I was all in for that.  When I was having back issues a couple of weeks ago I made sure I concentrated the rays on my back.



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BCgal, thanks for your reply...so I had to figure out how to change celsius into fahrenheit but you're
using a temperature somewhat lower than 140 degrees which is the temperature I try to attain.  Although I have a problem sitting there at that temperature for very long and by 20 minutes I want out.

See the problem with these cheap portable saunas is that you "don't go in" to a place with any
space.......You're absolutely confined on this tiny seat, sitting in this box with a frame which encloses you almost fully and zipped up to your neck....and you have no option but to sit in one spot for as long as you can and the thought of typing anything while sitting inside
this thing is impossible.......I can't move my legs and can't straighten them out...My knees
are bent at an uncomfortable height for me and I'm forced to sit fully erect in order for my head
to be on the outside of this box....I've tried another type of seat...a plastic cube (because you
can't sit on metal, it gets too hot), but the cube doesn't allow air flow throughout this unit...
and the little chair that came with the sauna is way too flimsy.  It's not like I'm too big for the
chair, it's just that the chair has a very uncomfortable frame...My arms can go through these slots in the sides, stick out and enable me to hold and read a book, but I'm zipped up to my neck...and even to get to my water bottle, I have to open the zipper and reach for my bottle which lowers the temperature in the sauna very quickly. It's simply the most torturous experience ever. I am a bit claustrophobic so this is clearly irritating me from the moment I sit down till the moment I get out.  I have to find another solution.  i love the cleansing effect of the sauna...I do not like this product as a solution and I don't recommend it to anyone.  I'm also concerned about the EMFs.


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Saunas aren't that expensive. You can buy a 2 person sauna for $1199.  The price of a Total Gym.
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